|Barbarix - Lucifer's Happy Hunting Ground [NTT051] - Barbarix|
Bromsgrove/UK brings us Steven Crompton, who has been producing as Barbarix for a considerable time, encompassing a multitude of electronic styles. The rhythmic tracks on his first (!) ep contain some very subtle dubstep (greatly soothing underlying bass) and idm influences, while the more abstract scenes (such as the title track) present a dark world of supernatural impressions. All wrapped up with an ear for production and attention to detail...
Keywords: idm; dub; abstract; atmospheric; glitch; angelic choir
|Element.Act - ... [NTT002] - Element.Act|
Element.Act doesn't only manage 2 electronica record labels (optimum & centrum) but is also an experienced musician himself. Every one of the 16 tracks on ... has flawless production and oozes in originality, while staying true to intriguing structures with densely timbred percussion, beautifully contrasted melodies, and occasional repeating and unusually addictive vocal samples. Combining the better aspects of both electronic and more traditional/orchestral sounding instruments, element.act sea...
Downloads: 18,013 (2 reviews)
|7E Phalanx - Pulse [NTT008] - element.act, Kaebin Yield, Subskan, Tirriddiliu, UndaCova, vteb, Xanopticon|
xE Phalanx, a variable group of electronic musicians is back, this time featuring (alphabetically): element.act, Kaebin Yield, Subskan, Tirriddiliu, UndaCova, vteb/DiE and Xanopticon. Whereas the first xE Phalanx release was based on freefloating abstractions, "Pulse" explores the world of complex rhythms and beatprogramming in an intense 14 minute odyssey that builds up slowly from innocent spacey idm-like constructions to merciless experimental breakcore in 10 consecutive parts...
Keywords: Breakcore; Experimental; IDM
Downloads: 3,643 (6 reviews)
|Foul Shape - Floating Eye Syndrome [NTT062]|
Not only do I owe mister Jonathan Dean (aka NTT048's Otets Dekan) my sincerest apologies for making him wait over a year to finally put his deliciously organic sounding ep out to the public... I also need to thank him for letting me throw in a more recent bonus track for good measure. Floating Eye Syndrome is easily his most remarkable work to date and something that should easily please your ears for hours on end...
Keywords: organic, idm, electronic, experimental, foul, shape
|6SISS - In Pallid Nights [NTT078] - 6SISS|
[NTT078] 6SISS - In Pallid Nights Originating from within the Belgian borders, the name 6SISS - an alias taken on by Peter Adriaenssens - is rapidly making its way to a more international audience... and rightfully so. Having witnessed several of his live performances I think it's safe to say that 6SISS' music envelops a wide array of influences, ranging from intricate IDM, dub, techno and downtempo work to ominous and spacious sound scapes.....
Keywords: dark; deep; cold; alaska; belgium; idm; ambient; dub; 6SISS
|v/a - Vortex [NTT050] - v/a|
01 - Hecq - Continuum 02 - Zoogoo, Chlorophyll Fluxbunny, Otets Dekan - Neural Ensemble 03 - Circuit Paralelle - Owak Erg 04 - Barbarix - Masicular 05 - Sytrjv - Exacud 06 - Subskan - Aezphia Vortex 07 - La Peste - Being Palmer Eldritch 08 - Atomhead - Vortex 09 - Atomhead - Robotomy 10 - Sedarka - Ishimori 11 - Binray - Beta Block 12 - Xanopticon - Ortexx 13 - Inshizzo - Head of Atoms 14 - Bogdan Dullsky - Rift Fractal 15 - Atomhead - Rift With a strong focus on unique electronic sounddesign an...
Keywords: glitch; abstract; sound design; flashcore; breakcore; electronic; future; scifi; science fiction; cyberpunk; idm; ambient; zap